Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction and Survey, Second Edition / Edition 2

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This second edition of Jesus and the Gospels prepares readers for an intensive study of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and the events they narrate. Craig Blomberg considers the historical context of the Gospels and sheds light on the confusing interpretations brought forth over the last two centuries. The original 1997 book won a Gold Medallion Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, and this updated version, factoring in new scholarship, debate, critical methods, and the ongoing quest of the historical Jesus, ensures the work will remain a top tool for exploring the life of Christ through the first four books of the New Testament.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805444827
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/1/2009
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 267,568
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Craig L. Blomberg is distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary and holds a Ph.D. in New Testament from Aberdeen University in Scotland. His previous books include Jesus and the Gospels and the New American Commentary volume on the book of Matthew.
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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction 1

Part 1 Historical Background for Studying the Gospels

Chapter 1 Political Background 8

Chapter 2 Religious Background 29

Chapter 3 Socioeconomic Background 58

Part 2 Critical Methods for Studying the Gospels

Chapter 4 Historical Criticism of the Gospels 87

Chapter 5 Literary Criticism of the Gospels 111

Part 3 Introduction to the Four Gospels

Chapter 6 The Gospel of Mark 128

Chapter 7 The Gospel of Matthew 143

Chapter 8 The Gospel of Luke 159

Chapter 9 The Gospel of John 177

Part 4 A Survey of the Life of Christ

Chapter 10 The Historical Jesus 207

Chapter 11 The Birth and Childhood of Jesus 232

Chapter 12 The Beginnings of Jesus' Ministry 250

Chapter 13 Jesus' Galilean Ministry-Earlier Stages 270

Chapter 14 Jesus' Galilean Ministry-Later Stages 299

Chapter 15 Additional Teachings of Jesus in Matthew, Luke, and John 331

Chapter 16 Jesus' Judean Ministry 356

Chapter 17 Passion, Crucifixion, and Resurrection 383

Part 5 Historical and Theological Syntheses

Chapter 18 The Historical Trustworthiness of the Gospels 424

Chapter 19 The Theology of Jesus 447

Name Index 483

Subject Index 490

Scripture Index 494

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